Khuda Ke Liye music launch by Sony BMG on March 14 in India
Percept Picture Company (PPC) has rescheduled the release date of Khuda Ke Liye for 4 April 2008. Directed by Shoaib Mansoor, the Pakistani film was initially slated to release on 28 March. Sony BMG will be releasing the audio of the film on 14 March 2008. PPC film distribution head Ashok Ahuja said, “We had to postpone the release date of Khuda Ke Liye because the audio release got delayed. Sony BMG will be launching the audio of this film on the 14th of this month.”
PPC plans to release the film, which describes a struggle between fundamentalists and liberal Muslims post the 9/11 tragedy, not only in the multiplexes but also in the single-screen theatres across the nation. “We are talking not only to all the multiplexes but also to the single-screen theatres. Once the audio of the film is released, we will fasten the process,” Ahuja added. When asked whether the film would do well in the Indian market, being the first Pakistani film to enter Indian theatres, Ahuja said, “Content always speaks. The film has already been hugely appreciated at the Goa Film Festival last year and with the content that the film contains, the film will definitely do well in the Indian market.”
Khuda Ke Liye (For God’s Sake) is a low-budget film starring Pakistani actors Shaan in the role of Mansoor and Iman Ali as Maryam/Marie. Indian actor Naseeruddin has a special appearance in the film. He plays the role of a Muslim cleric named Maulana Wali. Apart from Pakistan, the film has already been screened in Dubai and London.